Hey! Even with a pandemic, it seems like life just doesn't slow down, does it? We're busy here, preparing for school, trying to tie up some loose ends before we get bogged down with harvest and some evening activities starting up again (fingers crossed!!). These things have been keeping me (ok, distracting me!) from touching … Continue reading Top 5 things that have been going on…can you relate?
Well, hello there! It’s been a while and just like you, I’ve been trying to keep up with everything that’s going on in our country right now. Some joyful things are that Cal is freshly 5 (sob! I’m not joyful about this at all). What will I do when he’s too old to want to … Continue reading A little update…
Congratulations to Sena of Woodstock, Georgia! If you follow Highbrowdownhome on FB or Instagram @extravagantwife, you might recall that I had a Mother's Day recipe contest going, asking viewers of the show to submit their favorite recipe they associate with mom. Sena submitted this scrumptious cake recipe, and it's so luscious, PLUS it has a … Continue reading Sena’s Rum Cake
I was lucky enough to get to see my dad a few weeks ago. I served this up one evening and he absolutely adored this dip. As in "Jessica, you should be a restaurant consultant" loved it. Bless his heart! So in my clinical study, it's a big hit with the men-folk. You're going to … Continue reading Three Cheese Beer Dip
Scott has been selling hay to Brian, a beef farmer out by Seneca for years and years. It takes nine trips for Brian to haul all the hay to their farm, which is about 45 minutes away from us. It's a several day process, Brian has a lot of mouths to feed! Sadly, I’ve never … Continue reading Great Loss and Small Gain
This is my all time favorite. Anyone who knows me, knows I would leave this earth completely happy with any form of bruschetta as my last meal. This sweet version is incredible. It's creamy, crunchy, tangy, sweet. All the delicious adjectives you can think of! It also happens to be one of the first things … Continue reading Berry Bruchetta
I began selling this granola at the Atchison Farmer's market a few years ago. I began experimenting with it at home and thought it was too delicious not to share. Did it take off like gang-busters and conquer the world? Erm...maybe I should have put a little more effort into my business plan? Let's just … Continue reading Homemade Tropical Granola
This feeds a hungry crowd. I love the spicy kick in the pants it gives to a traditional brunch. You're going to need... A large assembly of tater tots 2 packages beef chorizo, cooked and drained (or 1 package country sausage, browned and drained) 8 eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 tsp salt ½ tsp … Continue reading Mexi-Tot Breakfast Casserole
Yields 6 biscuits. This recipe is easily doubled for a crowd.You will neeeeed: 2 cups flour1 TBS baking powder1/4 tsp baking soda3/4 tsp salt6 TBS cubed, cold, unsalted butter1 cup cold buttermilkPreheat the oven to 450 degrees. Butter a pie pan, cast iron skillet, or baking sheet.Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking … Continue reading Tall, Flakey, Sexy Biscuits!
One of the (many) things I love about my husband is that he turned me onto the beauty of Colorado and the many pleasures it affords (I've been re-reading Pride and Prejudice, can you tell??). One of the best activities to do there is ski, of course. I've been going out with Scott for a … Continue reading An Outsider’s Guide to the Colorado Ski Resorts